Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance

Protect Greater Canyonlands

President Obama CAN protect Greater Canyonlands, but he needs to hear from you!



Aron Ralston (inspiration for the film 127 Hours) has told President Obama to protect Greater Canyonlands. Will you?


The Greater Canyonlands area is one of the largest, wildest and most stunningly beautiful landscapes in the American West, containing spectacular geologic formations, 10,000-year-old archeological sites and world class hiking, climbing and rafting.

President Obama has the power to protect the 1.4 million acres of public BLM land surrounding Canyonlands National Park with the stroke of a pen – if we can convince him to do so. But so far, the Obama administration has continued to defend President Bush’s plans that leave this area open to rampant off-road vehicle abuse, proposed uranium and tar sands mining, and oil and gas development.

Tell President Obama that YOU want to see Greater Canyonlands protected. It’s easy — just take one or more of the steps below.

Join our Facebook photo campaign asking President Obama to protect Greater Canyonlands!

Print out our President Obama: Protect Greater Canyonlands sign (or make your own), snap a photo of yourself holding the sign, and share it on Facebook. Or you can even photoshop a sign into an existing photo of yourself in Southern Utah. It’s all super easy with our simple uploading tool — just click the blue button at right and follow the instructions on our Facebook page. If you are not on Facebook, you can still participate. Just send your photo to rachel@suwa.org.
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Here are some other steps you can take to amplify your message:

2) Tweet a message to President Obama. Tell him you want Greater Canyonlands protected.


3) Send President Obama an email message by clicking here.


4) Call President Obama at the White House: 202-456-1111


5) Request a stack of Protect Greater Canyonlands postcards that you and your friends can sign (send them back to us and we’ll forward them to President Obama). >>Click here<<

6) Join a “banner brigade” and hold up “Protect Greater Canyonlands” signs when President Obama comes to your city! >>Sign up here<<